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Grateful Dead Live at War Memorial on 1977-05-09

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Grateful Dead Live at War Memorial on 1977-05-09

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Set 1

Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Big River
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Bertha ->
Good Lovin'
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet ->
The Other One ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Comes A Time ->
Sugar Magnolia

Uncle John's Band

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue War Memorial
Location Buffalo, NY

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Reviewer: jazzdude6 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2016
Subject: Great Buffalo Blast
This one is a winner as are most of the May 1977 shows. Peggy-O is sweet, as is the May 7, Boston version, both fall far short of the May 5 show, which IMO is the best Peggy-O I have heard.
Reviewer: Allan Ostermann - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2015
Subject: I Never Knew
Okay, I'm embarrassed here, but I was raised going to the late 80s, early 90s show (and we won't talk about the ones after that). I honestly had no idea how unbelievable they were in this period. I thought they only jammed hard later in the years, but Music Never Stopped changes my mind permanently. Best version ever!!!! No one will mention Good Lovin', but I think it's got a helluva groove here. Damn, the whole show grooves and has an sweet ethereal feel that just makes you feel like you're levitating. One last note..this recording doesn't go mono during Jerry's smoking solo in TMNS, like other important.

I'm too much of a newbie on this period to compare it to Barton Hall. I don't want to compare when the period is this good. I will say this is an incomparable setlist for my taste.
Reviewer: leapfrog1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2012
Subject: My Second Grateful Dead Concert
Oops, wrong planet
Reviewer: GratefulTrooper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2010
Subject: Cassidy
This is my favorite Cassidy, the band is on in everyway and they come out of the solo/jam at just the right moment, at the Peak! leaving the listener satiated. A beauty show in a string of beauty shows.
Reviewer: ravj61 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2010
Subject: Comes A Time
Nice version here. Maybe it's an upstate New York thing, but there is, I think, an even better version from a show at the War Memorial in Syracuse from Dick's Picks #20. Overall, this is a solid May '77 show, but I'm partial to the show in Boston on 5/7 (the 5/8 show in Ithaca being in a category unto itself).
Reviewer: NaknDead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2010
Subject: Bertha's groove
Glad to see this show has its devotees. These are my fav Peggy-O and Bertha. My cassette conveys a masterfully slow groove...."Just like a swiss watch". The band sounds relaxed and happy. TMNS hops.
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2010
Subject: comes a time
if anyone out there knows of a better Comes A Time id like to know this version brings ,me to tears nearly every time i listen to it the whole show is strong typical of May 77 but this song seems magical in this great show
Reviewer: giggydee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2009
Subject: THE Comes A Time.
This is my fave version of this hauntingly beautiful but criminally underplayed song (IMO, GD could have played a LOT less of Black Peter/Ship O'Tools/Wharf Rat/etc.). Gives me the goose bumps each time I listen to it. While just about any version of Comes A Time is a-ok w/me, this one is just that much more emotional - Jerry's singing is so soulful and sweet, it makes for a sublime experience. The rest of the show ain't too shabby either...good ole Grateful Dead.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2009
Subject: The Music Never Stopped
Out of the countless raging versions of T.M.N.S., this one takes the top. Jerry just burns through the WHOLE song and the end solo is and incredible group effort! I would love for someone to post me a better one! I think in 1977 they played it the same a lot and not too many versions stand out from the rest. This night's is WAY out above all the others! This show is apart of the "Holy Trinity" of the three best Dead shows ever recorded, 5/7-8-9/77. The band is just on fire these three nights and this version of Comes a Time instantly brought tears to my eyes! Ahhhh I love this band! Great sound and thanks to the Archive for all their work!
Reviewer: )€-\) H€-\) - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2009
Subject: one of my favorites
Comes a time and Peggy-o are my highlights. You won't be disappointed spending time listening to this show. Well played from start to finish. Enjoy it while its free, dicks will pick it soon, then its no longer dead head community property. We all have to make a living I guess. Enjoy, peace.
Reviewer: xvgi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2009
Subject: Get this in preference to the other one
Wonderful show of course! I would strongly advise listening to/downloading this one instead of the other one that's been dowloaded a lot more (approx 109 thousand times) because the other one has at least one glitch that shouldn't be there (Track 1, 3 minutes 41). Although this one here has had a lot of the crowd sound and tuning-up removed, it is a cleaner copy.
Reviewer: sbrew - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2009
Subject: far better than cornell
This is a wonderful sparkling show, much better than Cornell, much more consistently 'on' and crackling with energy.

But I guess, once Cornell got talked about, it snowballed and no one wanted to be caught saying that they 'couldn't see the emporer's new clothes'. It's sad that Cornell has become the representative to the GD; a show that keeps non-initiates scratching their heads saying "[other than the 'morning dew'], this sounds really sloppy and uninspired".
Reviewer: Ballison Drake - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2008
Subject: Great Help/Knot
Thanks for this. I love those Upstate NY shows. Good sound.
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